On Thursday, April 8th, 2021, Rosendo “Roy” Rivera passed away peacefully at home after a brief battle with cancer. His loving wife was by his side for the duration. Roy was 77.
Born in Mission, Texas; Roy was preceded in death by both of his parents and his sidekick Sable.
Roy is survived by his wife Edna, sons James and Jeffrey, stepson Tom and stepdaughter Holli, brothers Octavio, Reynaldo and Javier, sisters Dinora, Yolanda, Blanca, and San Juanita.
Roy loved to work, driving semi-trucks his entire life. He will be deeply missed by his work families at CR Express, Inc and customers at DSV Air & Sea. Roy spent much of his free time with his dear wife and friends at the VFW Post in West Dundee and the cabin at Pickerel Lake, WI.
Roy touched the life of everyone that he met. His booming laugh, ability to pull your leg and genuine care for his fellow man will be sorely missed. Your shift is over, driver. You can rest now.
There will be a Celebration of Life on Wednesday, April 28th from 4:00 p.m. through 7:00 p.m. Please come join us at the West Dundee VFW Post 2298 located at 117 S. First Street in West Dundee, IL. Dinner Buffet provided. RSVP to Cathy at 773-864-9723.
Interment will be private.
Final arrangements entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home. For more information, call 847-741-1128 or visit www.symondsmadison.com.